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A new suspect arrested after man ‘lured’ to his death in DeKalb

DeKalb County authorities have arrested another suspect in the death of a man who was allegedly “lured” to his death while selling cell phones.

Gregory Montgomery, 18, of Stone Mountain participated in coordinating and was present for the robbery that led to the death of Justuss Rogers, warrants released this week allege. Montgomery has been charged with murder and armed robbery. Through Georgia’s party to a crime law, simply helping plan such a crime makes a person equally as guilty as the one who pulled the trigger.

Police believe Lakoaia Johnson, 20, acted as if she would buy cell phones from Rogers on Oct. 23, but it was a trap to get him to South Hariston Road in DeKalb County.


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Shamar Davis, 17, is accused of shooting Rogers as he tried to fight off the robbery and drive away, police have said.

“It’s sickening to know that people are so cold and so cruel that they’ll do something like this,” mother Tiffany Terry told Channel 2 Action News. “They’re robbing his car, leaving him for dead. He’s still fighting because he was trying to fight for these kids he has.”

Rogers managed to drive away in his Chevrolet Camaro, but crashed nearby.

Montgomery joined his co-defendants in the DeKalb jail Tuesday. 

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